Donald Trump Just Stepped on Another Political Landmine

Donald Trump Just Stepped on Another Political Landmine

Donald Trump’s remarks about abortion infuriate the right. Former president Donald Trump has a tangled history with the anti-abortion movement.
On the one hand, Donald Trump never indicated that he had any especially strong emotions against abortion during his whole life, up until he started campaigning for president in 2015. He even said “I’m highly pro-choice,” he said in 1999 when he initially considered running for president.

The three Supreme Court justices who gave the deciding majority in this year’s Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and achieved the anti-abortion movement’s longtime objective, were nominated by Donald Trump while he was president.
In the summer of 2020, he made history by being the first sitting president to address the March For Life.
There was another political impact after Donald Trump left office and Roe was overturned: There were strong indicators that Roe’s repeal greatly aided the Democrats in the midterm elections and played a significant role in why the predicted “red wave” failed to materialize.

Trump recently stated it in a post.

According to Jezebel, Trump claimed in a post on his Truth Social account that “it wasn’t my fault that the Republicans didn’t live up to expectations in the MidTerms.” “Many Republicans handled the ‘abortion question’ poorly, especially those who insisted vehemently on No Exceptions, even in the event of Rape, Incest, or Life of the Mother, and who lost a significant number of voters.”

This put Trump in conflict with the Christian right, a significant portion of his constituency, as he prepares a new presidential campaign for 2024.

Ben Domenech, a contributor to Fox News, expressed his strong dissatisfaction with Trump’s remarks on Twitter.

Domenech said on Twitter that it was “hard to explain how many incorrect things Trump states in this one ‘Truth’,” claiming that none of the unsuccessful candidates Trump supported supported “no exceptions, not even for rape, incest, or mother’s life. Herschel Walker, a Trump supporter, was even charged with ordering several abortions.

“Trump believes that the pro-life stance turned many people away from Republicans. However, all of the incumbent R candidates who supported life won! Go down the list: DeSantis, Kemp, Abbott, DeWine. Additionally, all of the successful Senate candidates were fierce pro-lifers, said Domenech. Third, Trump claims that after getting what they wanted from the Supreme Court, pro-life voters ‘disappeared never to be seen again.’ There is absolutely no support for this. It is not feasible because the GOP reached the maximum number of voters. Voters in favor of abortion are more likely to be young women.

New York magazine examined the political ramifications and noted how “purely transactional” Donald Trump’s connection with the anti-abortion movement was, which it referred to as a “cynical deal.”

Nobody in the former side ever truly believed that Trump, who was back then unequivocally pro-choice, was a sincere believer in either the cause of that movement or the conservative religious foundations that undergirded that cause. And as a sort of cash-on-the-barrel promise, Trump always made (and kept) his promises to the anti-abortion movement. This was especially true in 2016 when he defied all precedent by blatantly promising a Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade just as he needed to rally conservative support for his presidential campaign.

The report went on to say that, particularly if former Vice President Mike Pence decides to run for president, Trump may very likely find himself outflanked on the right by other contenders in the 2024 presidential primary. Pence supported a statement made against Trump by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America on Twitter.

According to journalist Josh Barro, Republicans will generally struggle with the abortion debate in 2024.

This comment is significant for how plainly it demonstrates Trump’s perception of pro-life voters as a “other.” The “those” who wanted Roe overturned “got what they wanted” before “disappearing.” Does he not consider himself to be one of those who wanted Roe to be overturned?